Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
Sometimes it's hardest to blog about the things about which you care the most... and this is that kind of post. We've got a band coming in to play... Pinback. And though they don't know it, Pinback and I go way back. In the late '90s I was a shift DJ at my college radio station, WUOG in Athens, GA (26,000 watts and almost as many choices!)*. Part of the way to remain a DJ in good standing was to screen the piles of cds and 7"s that came into the studio each week, sifting through the sediment for sparkles. Some people considered it a chore, but I loved putting on my headphones and holding the fate of a band in my hands. One afternoon I plugged in and put on a 7" I'd selected from the stack for no real reason. And as the record started, I had one of those amazing "a-ha!" moments... THIS is good. This should be played till the grooves wear out. "This" was Pinback's first release, and I've been with them ever since**. Are you a fan? Leave the story of your favorite show here... I will too!
*Back then our motto was "less talk more ROCK!" My... how far I've come (fallen?)
**I have a Pinback song as my ring tone on my cell phone. TRUST me when I say that phone is set to "vibrate" today... how embarrassing would it be if it rang while I was trying to be all cool and professional?